Movies revolving around villages and farming is not new to Tamil cinema. Many directors opt to take this route in a bid to enthrall audience as farming remains the backbone of our country. Keeping this in mind director Seenu Ramasamy has come out with Kanne Kalaimaane, his directorial venture. The movie features Udhayanidhi Stalin and Tamanaah in lead roles. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Udhay plays Kannan a farmer and Tamannah plays his wife Bharathi, who is a manager in an agriculture bank that gives loan to farmers. The two fall in love and marry. Their lives change when an incident rocks their lives.
Seenu Ramasamy has made his movie speak a lot about human values and the plight of farmers while repaying their loans and the need to promote organic farming. The movie also speaks about the problems faced by students in taking up NEET exams in Tamilnadu. The first half takes its own pace to complete while Seenu has made good of his subjects in the second half. The tardiness in the first part is made up in the second with emotions and twits.
Udhay deserves a special appreciation. Unlike his previous movies, we see a different Udhay in Kanne Kalaimaane. He is subtle through the movie and has managed to bring out the emotions of farmers through his role. He excels as a dutiful son, loving husband and a good friend to his pals.
Tamannah has no doubt matched up to Udhay’s performance. A seasoned actor, she has glided through her role with ease. However, the show stealers are Vadivukkarasi and Vasundhara. Yuvan’s music and background score set the entire mood for this rural tale.
Udhya’s complete makeover as a rural youth
Bats for organic farming and Yuvan BGM
Too slow in the first half
Predictable at most places
Final line: A touchy rural tale that is sure to move hearts!